Julian Casablancas from The Strokes to release solo album

It’s been announced today that Julian Casablancas, founding member, lead singer and general icon of The Strokes, will soon release a solo album.  NME broke the news, followed by an official email. So far though, the details are the anorexic side of sketchy.

We have a name (Phrazes for the Young) and also some song titles (River of Brake Lights, Glass and Ludlow St) for those interested in such things.  We know that in the UK it’s coming out via Julian’s own label, Cult Records, in collaboration with Rough Trade.  We’re told that “plans for a solo tour are in the pipeline”.  We’ve been given a loose release date (“Fall”).  And we have available a sample – a 90 second video available on www.juliancasablancas.com.  Truth be told it’s pretty unhelpful – pretty yes, but revelatory no, sounding more like a grand introduction instrumental for a live gig than any tangible new sound.  There’s no singing from Julian, although he does approach the mic in the video, so it seems likely his distinctive vocals will feature prominently.

Keep checking back here for when the first songs break…

Advertisements

~ by ripamel on 16/07/2009.

One Response to “Julian Casablancas from The Strokes to release solo album”

  1. […] Casablancas – 11th Dimension I mentioned a while ago that Strokes lead singer Julian was recording solo material, and here’s the first dribble […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: